Irrigation 101: Electrical Basics And Irrigation Timers

Understand a sprinkler system's electrical components and gain real world troubleshooting and repair skills.
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Instructed by Michael Haynes Business / Other
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  • Lectures 33
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 1 min
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This course is a beginner's or entry level class on a lawn sprinkler's electrical system. We cover the fundamental concepts of volts, amps, & ohms and how to measure these at the timer. You'll receive a 4 step process to program any irrigation timer, whether AC or DC. Then we'll get specific about timers, covering all the features you need to program, troubleshoot, or maximize a system's efficiency. As always, I've given you several real world skills that you can put into practice today; selecting and programming the right timer, properly splice sprinkler wiring, use a multimeter to troubleshoot an irrigation timer, and how to use a wire doubler.

What are the requirements?

  • Download the fill-in-the-blank lesson at the first lecture.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the basic concepts of volts, amps, & ohms
  • Program any timer in 4 easy steps
  • Use a multi-meter
  • Choose the correct method of splicing wires for underground burial

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for the beginner or entry - level student of the irrigation / lawn sprinkler business. The material is equally suited for the homeowner or gardner seeking to understand their own sprinkler system.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Electrical Basics
03:37

We'll consider the definition of Electricity and cover conductors, insulators, and circuits

02:45

In this lecture, you'll learn the basics of Voltage and Current.

03:36

An understanding of resistance in an electrical circuit is essential to troubleshooting a sprinkler system.

01:30

Sprinkler systems typically use a low voltage signal to activate electrical solenoids and operate sensors.

Conclusion To Section 1
Article
4 questions
Quiz Description
Section 2: Sprinkler System Electrical Components
Timers, Clocks, or Controllers
02:11
Electric Solenoid Valves
02:46
Sprinkler System Wiring
09:46
Rain & Weather Sensors
04:10
Flow Sensors
02:06
Conclusion To Section 2
Article
Quiz For Section 2
4 questions
Section 3: Practical Electrical Skills
Using A Multimeter
05:16
Parallel vs Series Measurements
01:38
Measuring Voltage
01:21
Measuring Resistance
03:37
Measuring Amperage
02:47
Splicing Wires
05:58
Conclusion To Section 3
Article
Quiz For Section 3
3 questions
Section 4: Sprinkler System Timers
24 Volt AC Timers
03:37
Analog AC Timers
01:48
Digital AC Timers
03:04
4 Factors Of Timer Programming
09:33
Feature: Manual Operation
02:05
Feature: Global Adjust
03:21
Feature: Rain Delay
02:13
Feature: Modular Model
01:59
Feature: Outdoor Model
01:20
Feature: Computer Control
01:47
Feature: Remote Control
04:18
DC Battery Operated Timers
04:42
Common Timer Problems And Mistakes
02:33
Using A Wire Doubler
05:17
Conclusion To Section 4
Article
3 questions
Quiz Description

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Instructor Biography

Michael Haynes, Instructor at Pro Irrigation Training

I've owned two irrigation contracting companies over the last 12 years, and still own and operate All green Irrigation of Columbia, SC. I have earned the designation of CIC (Certified Irrigation Contractor) from the Irrigation Association. My experience in the business covers the entire range of positions from trench digger to owner, and I've installed and repaired every type and configuration (except for golf courses) of irrigation system. Over the years, I've trained many technicians, and always wished that there was a training system that I could plug a new hire into to get them up and running with fundamental knowledge. Pro Irrigation Training is the answer to that need.

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